When my clients moved into this home, I was thrilled to be asked to design the interior. I had previously worked with this couple on their condo and it always feels so wonderful to be asked to come back!

This space in particular, the family room, was a fun room to work with. It had charming details such as brick flooring, a vaulted ceiling, beams, built-in bookcases and a fireplace. I had a blank canvas to work with, but before I could start decorating, I had to address the acoustical tiles that were attached to the ceiling. In keeping with the style and feel of the home, I applied beadboard between the beams which added texture and an architectural feel. A cozy seating area was created by floating two chairs across from the sofa (not shown). I added an overly large bleached and distressed cocktail table in order to create a balanced feel with the visual space I had from the height of the ceilng. Having such a large table also allowed for the occupants of the chairs and sofa to have a place to throw their feet up. I worked with a softer palette of robin's egg blue, whites, and natural burlap in order to give the room a calming feel. The result was one my clients and I both felt were functional and comfortable to lounge around in!

~Cozy and Calm Family Room Retreat~

To finish the bookcases, I added pottery, books, and framed photos for a personal touch.

Above the mantle, I hung a collection of oversized baskets. I loved the way these worked with the angle of the ceiling!